The Return of the Prodigal Son (No 4 from "The History of the Prodigal Son")
Hans Sebald Beham, German, 1500 - 1550
Engraving on paper
Sheet: 2 5/16 × 3 3/4 in. (5.9 × 9.6 cm)
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Mrs. Hersey Egginton in memory of her son, Everett Egginton, Class of 1921
Place Made: Germany, Europe
Not on view
Inscribed, in plate, upper center: FILIVS MEVS MORTVVS ERAT, ET REVIXIT, PERIERAT, ET INVENTVS EST, LVCE.XV.; initialled, in plate, upper right: HSB [artist's monogram]; inscribed, in plate, lower left: 4
Collected by Hersey Egginton (1875-1951); bequeathed to his wife, Mary E. (Benner) Egginton (1875-1962), Garden City, New York, 1951; given to present collection, 1954.
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